Survey: Are Your Teachers Prepared to Work With LGBTQ Students?

AACTE is excited to collaborate with the Association of Teacher Educators and the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network in a national outreach effort to determine how we can best support teacher preparation programs in training future educators to work with LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) students. Working together, we have created a survey that we now invite you to complete.

We recognize that there is little information about how to best support teacher educators in this arena and many educators, for numerous reasons, may not be addressing these issues. Although there are pockets of excellence leading this work, few teacher preparation programs require LGBTQ issues to be included in their overall diversity initiatives. Through this survey, we hope to learn more about how LGBTQ issues are (or are not) being addressed across the country, raise models of excellence, and provide guidance for programs that are asking for support. As a token of appreciation, survey takers will be entered into a lottery to win gift certificates or free AACTE Annual Meeting registration!

The survey is designed to be relatively comprehensive, addressing the intersections between the complicated issues of teacher preparation and the equally complex LGBTQ issues. We encourage you to take the entire survey to ensure the integrity of the results. Your perspectives, which are specific to your context, will help us understand the national landscape related to LGBTQ issues in teacher preparation.

There are no right or wrong answers to the questions in this survey, and we expect and welcome a diversity of opinions, experiences, and practice. The survey is anonymous, and all responses are confidential. We will share the overall results later this year in various ways, including right here on Ed Prep Matters.

This effort will help AACTE more effectively support your work with teacher candidates who are prepared to teach all children. Thank you in advance for sharing your insights!

Take the survey now.

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Rodrick Lucero

Vice President for Member Engagement and Support